Everyone knows of The Little Mermaid, but what about other mermaid films?
Mermaids have captivated popular culture for decades.
Here are some great mermaid movies, some of which are suitable for your own little mermaids at home. As always, use your discretion to make sure it's appropriate for your own child.
Splash is appropriate for older children. It stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah and is about a man who discovers a mermaid washed up on the beach. Hijinks and mayhem ensue as she discovers how to act in the human world. It's a bit like Elf with mermaids.
What's even more exciting is that there is going to be a NEW Splash with Channing Tatum as the mermaid. Hollywood is having fun recently with gender-swapping and remaking old movies. Let's hope it's as fun as the first one!
Next up is Mermaids starring Cher.
It's not actually about mermaids but the little girl in the film is obsessed with them. Cher actually dresses up as a mermaid for New Year's Eve.
Here's one that's safe for kids! The Thirteenth Year, a Disney channel original movie, was one of my favorites.
In it, the man character (a boy!) turns thirteen and strange things begin to happen. He starts growing scales and a tail and finds out he's a mermaid! It's great fun.
We've got more great mermaid movies for you in the next post!